11 Oct, 2019

  • India slams Turkey for Syria Action - International Relation
  • It is still an amber light for Road Safety (Article) - Polity and Governance
  • Invasive weed threatening tiger habitats in Adilabad - Environment
  • Annual Ganges river dolphin Census begins - Environment
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    CRITIQUE OF MOTOR VEHICLES AMENDMENT ACT

    The Parliament has recently passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) bill, 2019 with the aim of reducing road traffic fatalities and injuries in India. One of the most contentious provisions of the amended act has been imposition of higher fines for the traffic violations in order to reduce the road accidents.

    • Status of Road Accidents in India
    • How the Imposition of higher fines can reduce the traffic accidents?
    • How the imposition of higher fines may not reduce the traffic accidents?
    • How to improve the Road Safety in India?

     

    ABOUT INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES

    Invasive alien species (IAS) are animals, plants or other organisms that are introduced into places outside their natural range, negatively impacting native biodiversity, ecosystem services.

    • About Invasive Alien Species

     

    INDIA SLAMS TURKEY FOR SYRIA ACTION

    India has condemned the military attack by Turkey on Kurdish-stronghold of Rojava in the northeastern region of Syria. India has declared Turkey’s action as blow to territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria.

    • About Regional Power Dynamics in West Asia over Kurds
    • Why Turkey is wary of Kurdish rise in Rojava?

     

    NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 2019

    The Swedish Academy based in Stockholm, Sweden has recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Polish Author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke for the years 2018 and 2019 respectively.

    • About Nobel Prize in Literature

     

    ANNUAL GANGES RIVER DOLPHIN CENSUS BEGINS

    Dolphins are animals of aquatic ecosystems. They are found in the sea, brackish water and fresh water.

    • About Gangetic Dolphin
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